In the wilderness of the desert, far away from the comforts of modern life, positions of importance, and the praise of men, there lived a unique community of ascetics who experienced wondrous and indescribable things!
They struggled to master their human nature, as if to say: “Behold, Lord, I warred even with my own nature to show you how much I yearn for and love you!”
Their stories were recorded in handwritten manuscripts, copied by duty-bound hands across the ages, and survived until the discovery of the printing press when they were widely circulated in many languages. Their stories have touched the hearts of countless readers!
Illustrator-author Christos Gousidis now offers them to us in a new and unique way.
Format: Sewn Softcover
An engaging, illustrated guide to confession for children. This 100-page, easy-to-use aid will help a child understand and prepare for confession. Designed for both younger and older children, this book assists the child with brief, inspirational thoughts followed by prayers and an age-appropriate self-examination based on 1 Corinthians 13 (the "love chapter"). A Child's Guide to Confession also includes a glossary of basic vocabulary that children typically encounter when learning about or going to confession. Fully illustrated in a simple, colorful, yet reverent style.
This work for our children was compiled by the editors, as well as various staff members and content contributors, of Ancient Faith Ministries under the supervision of several Orthodox clergy as cited on the copyright page: namely, Fr Noah Bushelli, Fr Nicholas Speier, and Fr Andrew Stephen Damick.
Illustrated by Megan Elizabeth Gilbert
The Orthodox Christian experience is infused with beauty. God calls to us through the presence of beautiful things—from the elegant chalice that houses Christ's very body to the icons of beloved saints hanging in our homes. Beautiful Things is a 64-page coloring and activity book for our littlest believers. As they color the Good Shepherd or the Jesus Prayer, they are cultivating their own sensibility to beauty while learning to recognize some of the meaningful symbols, elements, and motifs of the Church.
Age Range: 3-6 years
Illustrator: Megan Elizabeth Gilbert
Dimensions: 7.25 X 10 inches
Page Length: 64 pages
Fr. Artemy Vladimirov
One of our most popular titles. Beginning with “In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit!” and ending with an explanation of the Creed, this book introduces young children to the fundamentals of Orthodox Christian prayer. Accompanied by appealing water color illustrations on every page.
Softcover, color illustrations, 44 pages
Sale price: the staples binding this book may be slightly rusted.
Family Devotions and Activities in the Eastern Orthodox Tradition
by AmandaEve Wigglesworth
With hymns, stories, meditations, and activities for each day as well as suggestions for the whole season, Celebrating the Twelve Days of Christmas provides an invaluable resource for families looking to restore the season of Christmas to its rightful place in their lives.
Large format paperback (8" X 10")
About the Author
AmandaEve Wigglesworth has been involved in ministry with children and youth for nineteen years. AmandaEve and her husband, Deacon Kevin, are members of St. Peter the Aleut Orthodox parish in Calgary, Alberta. She is a member of St. Peter's Camp board, where she is affectionately knows as Pegesus and can very occasionally be heard singing funky rap because a clever camper caught her putting her elbows on the table.